Archive: August 2016

Transforming How Doctors and Hospitals Get Paid

President Obama’s healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act, went into effect on March 23, 2010, and afforded more than 20 million American health insurance coverage. In addition to increasing access to affordable healthcare, the secondary drive behind the ACA was to revolutionize the compensation rules for doctors and hospitals.

Patients Still Receive Opioids Despite Guidelines to Decrease Use

New opioid use after hospitalization is common among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new JAMA Internal Medicine study on Hospital Prescribing of Opioid to Medicare Beneficiaries. The study of almost 624,000 Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized in 2011 only included patients without a prescription for an opioid in the last 60 days prior to hospitalization.

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Billions Saved Through Prevention for Medicare and Medicaid

Medication Therapy Management CMS recently released a report showing efforts in their Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity has resulted in over $42 billion savings over a two year period. From October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2014 (FY 2013-2014), every dollar invested into the program

Man of the Year

Chip Kahn – Man of the Year

PharmMD Board of Director Member, Chip Kahn, was recently honored by B’nai B’rith International the prestigious 2016 National Healthcare Award for his dedication to community service, excellence in leadership and outstanding philanthropic commitment in the healthcare community and beyond.

Improvement in Medication Adherence when Physician’s Lead Care

[By Chris Geppi, VP of Business Development] Medication adherence increases from 17 to 29 percentage points for hypertension, statins, and antidiabetic medications when a physician-led point of care medication delivery system is used, according to a two-year clinical study of 800 diabetic Medicare members in South Florida.